substitute for cream cheese frosting?
So I'm making Carb lover's carrot cake and it's baking right now, and I'm wondering about the frosting. Would it be possible to make a yogurt, granulated sugar and agar agar frosting or should I just stick to a regualr cream cheese frosting? I just want to watch the fat that's in it, and I really don't have cream cheese nor powdered sugar right now. If any one has a recipe for a yogurt agar fronsting, I'd appreciate it.
I have done cream cheese frosting with neufchatel, it actually is not bad at all. A little bit of cultured buttermilk puts some zing in it. Even buttermilk powder has that nice bite to it, so I would think the very well drained yogurt "cheese" would work fine.
If you want to drop the sugar Splenda works great too, it starts out as fine/finer than the commercial "SuperFine" sugar...
If you really want to cut down on the frosting fat (though I personally just LOVE cream cheese frosting), you have a couple of options...
You could do half low-fat, a quarter regular, and a quarter non-fat CC.
You could also do a mix of non-fat quark and low fat or regular cream cheese.
Or, do part skim ricotta, part quark, and part cream cheese.